20mph: Wales first UK nation to drop speed limit from 30mph

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Re: 20mph: Wales first UK nation to drop speed limit from 30mph

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Mr. Dazzle wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 1:46 pm Sounds like the fines have their desired effect then :D. In more sense than one ;)
Absolutely! My colleagues, who live in London, were pretty furious when I told them how many police are out on speed patrols. They were angry the Met were focusing on motorists, when they have no response to anti social behaviour, shoplifting, drugs outside schools etc. I did say they are probably traffic police, but so many Londoners are just too pissed off with the met overall to hear anything.
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Taipan wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 12:28 pm A lot of London is 20mph now. It is seriously enforced by the Met police too. Fooked if I know how they are resourcing it with all the other problems in London and a lack of KSi stats to back it up too apprently?

I fell foul of it last year, copping a 42 in a 20 nicking which cost me £800 and 6 points! :shock: Anyway, i'll answer to myself for that one, but, as i'm so paranoid about getting any more points, i stick to it religiously and TBH I find myself driving under 30mph when local now. :?
I’ve had 2 tickets when driving in Hackney for work and I’m really careful since.
We’ve moved further out and are on the border of 2 boroughs where I have about 200 ms then it’s 20 to 30 to 40
I then go onto the A12 50 mph for about 5 minutes and I’m back in Hackney and
blanket 20 limits.
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Re: 20mph: Wales first UK nation to drop speed limit from 30mph

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asmethurst99 wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 8:28 pm
Taipan wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 12:28 pm A lot of London is 20mph now. It is seriously enforced by the Met police too. Fooked if I know how they are resourcing it with all the other problems in London and a lack of KSi stats to back it up too apprently?

I fell foul of it last year, copping a 42 in a 20 nicking which cost me £800 and 6 points! :shock: Anyway, i'll answer to myself for that one, but, as i'm so paranoid about getting any more points, i stick to it religiously and TBH I find myself driving under 30mph when local now. :?
I’ve had 2 tickets when driving in Hackney for work and I’m really careful since.
We’ve moved further out and are on the border of 2 boroughs where I have about 200 ms then it’s 20 to 30 to 40
I then go onto the A12 50 mph for about 5 minutes and I’m back in Hackney and
blanket 20 limits.
Thats madness! How the hell do you keep checking that and your surroundings etc, but I guess fairly typical of Londons stupidity! Another thing is bikes in some bus lanes, but not in others. Not very welcoming for visitors. :thumbdown:
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Think I'll give That London a big swerve :D
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Re: 20mph: Wales first UK nation to drop speed limit from 30mph

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Taipan wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 8:41 pm
asmethurst99 wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 8:28 pm
Taipan wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 12:28 pm A lot of London is 20mph now. It is seriously enforced by the Met police too. Fooked if I know how they are resourcing it with all the other problems in London and a lack of KSi stats to back it up too apprently?

I fell foul of it last year, copping a 42 in a 20 nicking which cost me £800 and 6 points! :shock: Anyway, i'll answer to myself for that one, but, as i'm so paranoid about getting any more points, i stick to it religiously and TBH I find myself driving under 30mph when local now. :?
I’ve had 2 tickets when driving in Hackney for work and I’m really careful since.
We’ve moved further out and are on the border of 2 boroughs where I have about 200 ms then it’s 20 to 30 to 40
I then go onto the A12 50 mph for about 5 minutes and I’m back in Hackney and
blanket 20 limits.
Thats madness! How the hell do you keep checking that and your surroundings etc, but I guess fairly typical of Londons stupidity! Another thing is bikes in some bus lanes, but not in others. Not very welcoming for visitors. :thumbdown:
Tbh it’s great - I’m hardly ever in a 20 now unless I head into town.
The Hackney bit doesn’t take long and I’ve got cheap/free bus travel as I’m an oldun when I use public transport
The car at work is a leaf so it’s easy to drive at 20